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primary progressive multiple sclerosis life expectancy

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Cannot predict: Primary progressive ms is typically without rapid relapses, but also, without remission. Does not seem to respond well to meds employed in relapsing/ ... Read More

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Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
MS itching: Itching can be problematic in patients with Multiple Sclerosis and results from immune attack on the coating of the nerves which can lead to strange s ... Read More
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Itching not MS: Need to evaluate what medications you are taking, and even whether you have a contact dermatitis due to detergent or fabric. MS doesn't cause itching ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nabila Babar
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Variable: lot of times tingling in extremities persistent or difficulty walking. some times loss of function in arm or leg resembling a stroke. some times blind ... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Classical: Loss of vision unilaterally, loss of balance and coordination, weakness of both legs, or focal arm/leg weakness, electrical shock sensation from neck ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Not necessarily : Ms has been said to shorten life span, and untreated this is correct, but several studies have supported normal life if appropriate potent meds are em ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Need chronically: Some advice, there are pills available, but where you live, might be tough to get. Nonetheless, do not miss your injections, and add Vitamin D-3 abou ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
MS presents in: A variety of ways and there are lots of treatments but no cure at present. The covering of nerves erodes and communication between nerves can be come ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Potential is there: Here is the point: ms causes cognitive problems in at least 65% of pts, and this coupled with aging, could create a higher chance of dementia, or wors ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Perspective: Multiple sclerosis does not cause alzheimer's but can cause significant cognitive problems if not controlled. About 60% of pts with ms will have prob ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
38 years experience Neurology
Prog.disease: There is a variant form of MS that is very aggressive that can lead to coma or death. However most of the other forms do not have such a grave prognos ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Wang
Dr. Gary Wang answered
39 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
MS and exercise. : The only dangerous is over exercise the partially functional muscles. That might induce pain. Avoid too heavy is the key to prevent the problem.

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